Bad enough that working moms have to 'pump and dump' whilst at the office, you may now want to be even more cloak and dagger about it after reading about what happened to this mom.
In a complete invasion of privacy, a peeping Tom named John Bednarik II secretly videoed and got off on a topless colleague pumping breast milk on the job at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.
According to NY Daily News, the story goes that the breastfeeding mom was happily pumping away in her office when she heard a noise, glanced up, and reminiscent of a scene from the Sharon Stone movie, Sliver, noticed a hole in a ceiling that seemed to be concealing a lens.
How low can a man go? The good news is that the perv was charged with a count of misdemeanor invasion of privacy (for setting up the camera). As for Bednarik, the 33-year-old director of campus environment was fired for violating policy.
But sadly, the nursing woman is now worried about her safety because she and her former colleague live in the same neighbourhood. Yikes.
Do you nurse in public? Ever felt any creepiness from male onlookers?
Once you start, it can be hard to stop. You know what I'm talking about. Ripping open that bag of chips and chomping until your hand grazes the bottom of the bag. Snacking. Night-time grazing.
But researchers at Cornell claim to have found a way for you to quit while you're ahead, or at least before you've killed a whole bag of Kettles.
By interspersing the snack with a red-coloured marker, researchers hope the mini stop signs may have the desired subconscious effect.
And their findings published in Health Psychology, a journal of the American Psychological Association, were encouraging. Having plied two groups of video-watching students with, respectively, regular chips and Lays Stackables, which contain the odd red-dyed chip, those with the red chips consumed about 50 percent less than their peers.
Moreover, they were also able to gauge how many chips they'd eaten, whereas those in the control group tended to underestimate the amount of chips they had consumed -- by about 13 chips.
"People generally eat what is put in front of them if it is palatable," said Brian Wansink, Cornell Food and Brand Lab director. "An increasing amount of research suggests that some people use visual indication -- such as a clean plate or bottom of a bowl -- to tell them when to stop eating."
"By inserting visual markers in a snack food package, we may be helping them to monitor how much they are eating and interrupt their semiautomated eating habits," he added.
Wansink, who is also best-selling author of "Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think."
The study's findings offer a promising strategy to reduce food intake and, therefore, curb obesity.
Gimmick or genius gastric trick? Would you buy a bag of "red" chips? Do you think the markers would make you think twice about how much you consume?
Ruby isn't your average lab. Not only is she a valued member of the family, she routinely saves the life of 3-year-old Faith, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 9 months old.
A diabetic alert dog, Ruby has been with the Wilson family for two years now. Incredibly, she can sniff out when Faith's blood sugar levels reach critical levels—below 100 or above 180—releasing a faint scent akin to that of nail polish remover.
Apparently that fluctuation can happen as many as 30 times a day, and it happened four times during their very first night together. When it does, Ruby has been trained to bring mom Sarah Wilson a special toy to alert her.
Dogs like Ruby don't come cheap. At around $10,000, they are trained at several centres in the States, according to DiabeticAlertDog.com.
Not that Faith's family, who raised money to purchase the pooch, can put a price on what Ruby has done for them.
Other heroic canines include goldennoodle who goes by the name Mister Gibbs. Gibbs guards 3-year-old Alida Knobloch, who has a rare lung condition known as neuroendocrine hyperplasia in infancy (NEHI). Gibbs accompanies her to the playground with a portable oxygen tank strapped to his back.
Truly, an entire family's best friend.